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CMR approves new oyster management season

MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST — The Mississippi Commission on Marine Resources (CMR) decided in a special session held April 6 to authorize a special management season for oyster harvest in selected areas of the Mississippi Sound. The adopted motion states that Conditionally Approved Area II “A” and Conditionally Approved Area II “B” will be opened to dredging beginning April 12 at ...

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Another Louisiana oyster-harvesting area closed

BATON ROUGE, La. — For the third time in a week, the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals has closed an oyster harvesting area because of an outbreak of illness. This time, it’s “Area 13,” west of the Mississippi River in southern Jefferson and Lafourche parishes. Last Wednesday, the department closed an area in Plaquemines Parish because of a norovirus ...

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Officials investigating tainted oysters

JACKSON COUNTY — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is working with state health officials from Mississippi and Louisiana to notify consumers, food service operators and retailers nationwide about an outbreak of norovirus associated with oysters recently harvested from an area near Port Sulphur, La. known as Area 7. The oysters were sold or distributed nationwide. Public health agencies ...

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Louisiana recalls oysters when conference-goers become ill

BATON ROUGE, La. — Louisiana recalls oysters harvested in part of Plaquemines Parish because 11 people at a seafood conference in Mississippi got sick after eating some. Louisiana’s Department of Health and Hospitals says one person was hospitalized but has since been released. The conference was March 10. The recall affects oysters harvested since March 6 from Basin 4, Area ...

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Oystermen experiencing stormy waters

GULF OF MEXICO — Struggling oyster fishermen say it has been a troublesome season. Heavy rains have kept the oyster reefs closed longer than anyone can remember. There are also concerns about increasing competition from out-of-state fishermen who get licenses to work the reefs in Mississippi waters. The Mississippi Commission on Marine Resources heard the concerns from frustrated fishermen this ...

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